Lisa Witter

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Lisa Witter is an American activist, consultant, speaker and author. She is a co-author of The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). She has been Chief Strategy Officer[1] and Chief Operating Officer[2] of Fenton Communications, a public interest communications firm.


Lisa is the partner and Chief Change Officer of Fenton where she leads the firms work in innovation, global affairs and women. She focuses on women’s issues, communications, philanthropy, social change and politics. She has worked on or volunteered for numerous political campaigns and is focused on elected Democratic women. She served as legislative aide for Seattle City Council Member Peter Steinbreuck.[3]

She is an emeritus member of the board of directors for Climate Counts,[4] the national advisory board for,[5] the Op-Ed Project, and the communications advisory council for Women for Women International.


With Lisa Chen, Witter wrote the 2008 book The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them, which offers social change organizations key recommendations for leveraging the power of women for positive change through fundraising, advocacy and the ballot box. It garnered positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Ode Magazine,[6] the Chronicle of Philanthropy,[7] and on,[8] BlogHer,[9] and Feministing.[10]

Witter appears regularly on television and radio as a political analyst and social commentator. She has been featured on CBS, MSNBC,[11] Fox,[12] and on NPR.[13]

In 2004 she was a contestant on the Showtime reality show American Candidate, hosted by Montel Williams; she came in third place.[14]


In 2010, she was named one of 197 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.[15]


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